Monday, June 15, 2020

Birthday & an old Friendship card

I've been trying to come up with an entry for the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge.  The blue & brown color combo is one I've always loved.  Finally, a card came together!
I stencilled Altenew Wonderful Wreath stencil on a Classic Kraft panel using a dauber with DI brushed corduroy & vintage photo.  The berries were done with Memento Nautical Blue.  The die cut foliage & blooms are Altenew Layered Floral Elements & I colored them with the same inks.  The sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn & I splattered with a brown Zig.  Decided against adding sparkle, distressed the edges & sponged lightly with the brown ink.  I didn't glue down the ends of the leaves & added the big bloom with foam tape.  I'm also entering Stamplorations Stencil challenge & WAW.
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The Card Chain Challenge is currently celebrating the 3000th card being exchanged.  Gail & Jo are also having some games.  The first one is to show one of the first cards you sent.  I don't know exactly when I started participating in the exchange, but I did find the card I sent to Brenda in Texas back in February 2011.  I hadn't started blogging yet.  I still have this Penny Black floral stamp & need to use it!
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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card for the Altenew challenge and your CCC card is fabulous

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  2. Oh, I LIKE these Greta, they're both beautiful!

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  3. Your Altenew card is the prettiest you've ever made - love love love it!!! and it's so fun to see the cards we made so long ago - must go searching for mine.

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  4. I did a double take when I saw this first card, Greta. I just saw a top very similar to your card in the same colors that I would have ordered if it was still in stock so you know I love that card. That's a great card you sent to Brenda and that is such a cool thing to be a part of.

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  5. Wow what gorgeous designs Greta.

    Hugs Diane

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  6. love your take on the colors from the inspiration photo, greta! I'm really struggling with them, but you really knocked it out of the park with your card! so fun you were able to find the first card you sent out for the card chain challenge!

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  7. Beautiful flowers on that stenciled wreath, Greta! Just love those colors!! Fun to look back on the CCC cards too - yours looks amazing!!

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  8. I've hopped over from the card chain challenge. I love the colors on your first card you sent. I don't think to use enough green and yours is really lovely.

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  9. Your cards are so gorgeous and I really love the colors of the first one. They are a great combination.

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  10. Most stunning cards, love the gorgeousness shown here, just beautifully designed too.xx

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  11. Wreaths never go out of fashion IMHO and yours is so pretty with the blue on Kraft. The distressed edges are the perfect finishing touch. How clever of you to make that stunning green card all those years ago. Just goes to show that excellence stands the test of time! I love the bevelled look you achieved by inking the edges. x

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  12. I love what you have done with the colour combo on your first card Greta, that is so very pretty as for the one you sent to Brenda, you certainly had skill even "back then" LOL.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  13. Wow what a great card and colour combination for the Altenew challenge Greta x. Such a pretty friend card too x.

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  14. Loving the blue and brown rustic look my friend and the design on your second card is fabulous!

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  15. Greta two beautiful cards! Love the vintage colours!

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  16. What a wonderful first (or thereabouts) CCC card. Love the colour xx

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  17. Both lovely in totally different ways, the design of the first and the bold colours o the second.

    B x

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  18. Oh, lovely cards, Greta! Love those pretty colors on your first card! Wonderful design with the flower and leaves! And, second card is just as lovely in interesting design with the flowers!

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  19. Love your brown tones with your beautiful blues flowers and berries. Wonderful color combination. Loved your stenciled wreath and distressed edges too. So pleased, Greta that you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil. TFS Hugs..Nancy

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